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New Wharf in Fiji a Symbol of Partnership

The imposing steel piles driven into the ocean floor of Walu Bay at the Stanley Brown Naval Base in Suva, Fiji, stretch out into the water hinting at where the final jetty will sit and mark the completion of a critical phase of the joint Australian-Fiji wharf redevelopment project. The new wharf will provide berthing for two new Australian-gifted Guardian-class…

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RFS Ivan Gren Conducts Rough Weather Ka-29 Trials

The large landing ship “Ivan Gren” left for the Barents Sea to conduct helicopter landing drills on deck in difficult hydrometeorological conditions. The pilots of a separate shipborne helicopter anti-submarine aviation regiment of the Northern Fleet will be trained on the Ka-29 sea-based airborne assault helicopters. Previously, they also worked out a set of tasks for the use of carrier-based…

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Commandant Bouan Departs Toulon for EUNAVFORMED IRINI

On November 15, 2021, the High Seas Patroller (PHM) Commandant Bouan set sail from Toulon to join the European Union operation EUNAVFORMED IRINI. Launched on March 31, 2020, this operation aims to enforce the United Nations embargo on arms to Libya with air, space and sea resources, but also to prevent the illicit export of oil from Libya, to contribute…

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Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan & US in Exercise ANNUALEX 2021

Naval forces from Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan and the U.S. unite to conduct multilateral, multinational exercise ANNUALEX in the Philippine Sea, Nov. 21-30. Five international navies, to include the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), German Navy (GMN), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), and U.S. Navy, will engage in various events to include enhanced maritime communication tactics, anti-submarine…

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French Air Defense Destroyer Chevalier Paul Calls at Mumbai

Chevalier Paul, a Horizon-class air defense destroyer is currently deployed in the Indian Ocean as part of France’s permanent military presence in the region. As part of this deployment, it is making a port call at Mumbai on November 18-19, and later at Kochi, marking Indo-French naval cooperation and the central role that India plays in France’s naval presence and…

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DLA Europe Supports USS Hershel “Woody” Williams

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Europe and Africa provided operational subsistence support to the USS Hershel “Woody” Williams from August 10 to November 1 this year. Packages were delivered during four port calls in Accra, Ghana; Bradbury, Angola; Cape Town, South Africa; and Cotati, Seychelles. During this timeframe, the ship conducted operations to promote maritime security by maintaining a presence…

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27th CARAT Brunei Concludes

The 27th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Brunei maritime exercise concluded Nov. 19, following five days of virtual engagements that enhanced collaboration between Royal Brunei Armed Forces and U.S. military and focused on shared maritime security challenges of the region. U.S. assets participating in CARAT Brunei included staff from U.S. 7th Fleet, Commander Task Force (CTF) 72, CTF…

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